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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1917 Alderpoint
Alderpoint, California, USA (North Fork Eel River)
Bridgemeister ID:2232
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Demolished, November, 1972
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • The Sunday November 5, 1972 edition of The Times Standard (Eureka, California) has three photos of the bridge collapsing. The caption is "Old Alderpoint Bridge Crashes into River." It continues: "Cables, securing the old Alderpoint Bridge across the North Fork of the Eel River, were cut Friday to send the structure splashing to the feet of the new concrete span that is replacing it. The $1-million new bridge was dedicated Saturday. The old suspension bridge was constructed in 1917."

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